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American Pro Diving Center Manatee Snorkel Tour

821 Southeast Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
1-352-563-0041
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Ranked #11 of 33 activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: American Pro Diving Center offers guided Crystal River dive and snorkel Manatee tours for over 18 years in florida. Our snorkel with manatee tours are... more » Owner description: American Pro Diving Center offers guided Crystal River dive and snorkel Manatee tours for over 18 years in florida. Our snorkel with manatee tours are guided by in water professional divemasters and is just one of the reasons we received many awards from state and local educational systems as well as the National Geographic Dive Center Award from PADI and National Geographic. Experience manatee tours with all the comforts that a five star facility has to offer in Crystal River, Florida.Our trips are successful because the dive masters educate on the manatee and the manners of being in their environment while on the manatee snorkel tours. The guides enter the water with you so that both you and the Manatees have a safe and enjoyable time even if you are new to snorkeling. This can be the experience of a lifetime on our Crystal River manatee snorkel. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I am actually on a tour right now and I am this disappointed I stopped to write a review on how awful the miscommunication and false advertising is for this trip. I should have done personal research, but the mere fact our captain basically danced around and sugar coated that this was the worst time to do these tours while... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was a spur of the moment decision for us. I've ALWAYS wanted to swim with the manatees. We found a groupon offer for American Pro Diving, called a couple of days ahead if time and booked the trip. Everything was exactly as specified on the phone & online. The only thing was that we made a small drive to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Took my 4 and 7 year old on this tour. Captain Phil was a nice guy and made sure everyone got a chance to touch and see the manatees while still being respectful of the animals and other tours. It was a good time- would go again.

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Budapest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Manatees are fabolous but 7 years ago ampro took us up the river where lots of manatees live year around. I believe they told us several hundred during summer and thousand migrate in in the winter. Now they just take you to the bay with only 3 dozens hard to find manetees. When you find one (in 2907 we found... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

first trip to Florida heard about dive shop from a friend glad we went had a great time in the morning did manatee snorkel Cory found them afternoon went to rainbow river dive had a great time thanks Cory

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great experience and value. Everyone we encountered was helpful, kind and enthusiastic. Michael Glenmullen was our instructor and did an amazing job, very patient and thorough. Always felt safe and comfortable with what we were doing. Amazing first dive experience!

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Bonaire, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I purchased a Groupon, then when I got there, there was tax to be paid...thought it was already included. Then after the mandatory government video we had to watch, we were told we had to drive over to the launch site and pay $5. I'm thinking, "nickel and dime". Once we were on the boat Captain Phil was awesome. Very... More

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Butte, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Did our PADI Open Water Certification with them. All of the staff were very friendly. The dive sites were a little bit of a let down, but a very positive experience. Make sure you complete ALL items in your packet prior to arrival. A couple that had flown down from Maine was not allowed to attend because they hadn't completed... More

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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Called dive shop to inquire regarding private guide for diving Paradise Springs. Staff friendly, knowledgeable. Had my own gear so only needed tanks/weights so cannot speak to quality of shop equipment. Cody, my dive guide was very pleasant, provided thorough briefing, appreciated relaxed attitude so didn't feel rushed at all. Lovely spot, would highly recommend to those interested in diving... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Cory (spelled correctly ;) was and excellent guide during our off season adventure. He worked up and down the area trying to put us on manatee. By the end of the day we saw about 12. The vis wasn't that great...but who cared. We saw manatee! :)

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